The number of Indians, who have been issued golden visa to stay in Dubai can reach up to 2871 with the latest addition happened on October 24th. We were wondering how many Indian have got Dubai Visa, But after spending so much time, we managed to find all of them.Since December 2014, Indian nationals have been eligible for a unique investment visa with the United Arab Emirates. This visa category is known as the Emirates and Dubai Golden Visa program.
Each year more and more wealthy Indian investors are applying for Dubai immigration. The number of the applicant has reached lakhs and will continue to grow according to a senior official in the Immigration Department. Article Name: Indians apply for immigration in great numbers | Read: 936 | Source : IANS | Author : N/A
How Many Indian Have Golden Visa In Dubai
Many Bollywood celebrities have been granted the UAE Golden Visa for long-term residence opportunities. That means they get to work, live and holiday in the Gulf country without bothering with heaps of paperwork.
It was in 2019 that the United Arab Emirates implemented a permanent residency program allowing foreigners to live, work and study there without the need for a national sponsor and with 100 percent ownership of their business. This is the first scheme of its kind in the Gulf, where foreigners are generally only granted residence permits of limited duration under the “Kafala” sponsorship system.
This visa, launched with the aim of attracting foreign investment and bringing to the country the best in the world in the most diverse areas of activity, has a duration of 10 years and is automatically renewed every decade as long as candidates meet the established requirements and conditions.
So who are the celebrities that got lucky? Read on:
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan holds a UAE golden visa | Photo: BCCL
The ‘Badshah’ of the Indian film industry who ruled Bollywood for over 30 years was the first Indian actor to get the UAE Golden visa. Did you know Shah Rukh also owns luxurious properties in the country and was named brand ambassador of Dubai in 2016?
Honoured to have received a golden visa for the UAE in the presence of Major General Mohammed Al Marri, Director General of @GDRFADUBAI. Thanking him along with the @uaegov for the honour. Also grateful to Mr. Hamad Obaidalla, COO of @flydubai for his support pic.twitter.com/b2Qvo1Bvlc— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) May 26, 2021
On May 27, 2021, Sanjay Dutt received the UAE Golden Visa. The actor shared the news on Twitter and wrote “Honoured to have received a golden visa for the UAE in the presence of Major General Mohammed Al Marri, Director General of GDRFA Dubai. Thanking him along with the @uaegov for the honour. Also grateful to Mr. Hamad Obaidalla, COO of Fly Dubai for his support”. In a statement to news agency IANS, Dutt mentioned that Dubai became a home for his family in the past year.
On the work front, he will be seen in his upcoming films – KGF: Chapter 2, ‘rithviraj and Shamshera.
After Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Dutt, tennis star Sania Mirza became the third Indian to be granted the 10-year UAE Golden Visa in the year 2021. Speaking to ANI, Sania Mirza said: “First of all I would like to thank Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, Federal Authority For Identity And Citizenship & General authority of sports Dubai for giving us the Dubai Golden Visa. Dubai is extremely close to me and my family.”
“This is my second home and we are looking forward to spending more time here. Being one of the few selected citizens from India, this brings an absolute honour to us. This will also give us an opportunity to work on our tennis and cricket sports academy which we are aiming to open in the next couple of months,” she added.
Boney Kapoor and family
In September last year, Boney Kapoor, both his children Arjun Kapoor and Anshula Kapoor, and Jhanvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor were granted the UAE Gold Visa. The Producer of Mr India shared this news on Twitter and wrote, “Grateful to Dubai government for granting me and my family a 10 years golden visa. Dynamic and kind-hearted leadership. Best Destination ….. Dubai and UAE #Goldenvisa #Dubai #UAE (sic)”
Sanjay Kapoor holds a uae golden visa | Photo: TOI
After brother Boney Kapoor, Bollywood actor Sanjay Kapoor has also been presented with the prestigious golden visa by the UAE Government. He shared pictures from the ceremony and said, “A big ‘Thank You’ to the UAE, @uaegov and its progressive, forward-thinking leaders for granting me a Golden Visa – a residency of 10 years in this amazing country, where a vision is never a dream, but a very tangible reality!”
Varun Dhawan holds a UAE golden visa | Photo: Instagram
Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan has joined the list of Indian celebrities who have been granted the UAE Golden Visa. Varun Dhawan posted a picture on his Instagram and wrote, “Having shot multiple films here I can first-hand say the UAE is a great destination to film,”. “Very thankful to the UAE Government for giving me a Golden Visa,” he added.
Mouni Roy holds a UAE golden visa | Photo: Gulfnews
Indian actress Mouni Roy who worked in hit films like ‘Gold’ and ‘London Confidential’ also received the UAE golden visa last year in the presence of Anil Dhanak, Managing Director of Kanz Jewels. “Calling Dubai my second home will be an understatement since I spent more time here,” the actress said in a statement. “I am deeply honoured to receive the golden visa and I thank the authorities for considering me worthy to receive this privilege. For me Dubai is an ideal place for creative talents to pursue their dreams and I am sure some of my forthcoming movies will be shot in the UAE.”
Urvashi Rautela holds a UAE golden visa | Photo: Instagram
Urvashi Rautela is also among the Bollywood Celebrities who hold the UAE’s Golden Visa and also became the first Indian woman, who got the golden visa of Dubai in just 12 hours. Sharing this good news, the actress wrote on her social media, “I am the first Indian woman to get this golden visa for 10 years in just 12 hours. I feel extremely grateful for this wonderful identification with Swarna Niwas for me and my family. My best wishes to the UAE government, its rulers and people.”
Suniel Shetty holds a UAE golden visa | Photo: Suniel Shetty
Popular Bollywood action star Suniel Shetty also holds a UAE Golden Visa. He received the visa last year and Sharing a photo on Instagram, Suniel wrote, “A big Thank You to the visionary leaders and the government . authorities of the UAE. Thank you so much for the honour. @dubaimediaoffice @gdrfadubai @dubai @emiratesfirst @shafeeq7777 @atifrahman @abubaker.alali”
Neha Kakkar holds a UAE golden visa | Photo: Instagram
Singer Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh received a UAE Golden Visa last year. The couple share the news on social media as she shared a photo of receiving the honour from the officials. Expressing her gratitude, she wrote ‘I’m so honoured to receive the GOLDEN VISA from a country that I Love, UAE.Thanks to @filmdubai & @aljanahi sir for always supporting Artists, Musicians and Creative people from various fields! Also wanna thank @gdrfadubai @dubaiculture. #NehaKakkar #NehuPreet’.